About

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Christian has worked for over 15 years as a project manager for complex nuclear pump and valve manufacturing projects. Christian is also a public speaker, having presented at over 80 events.

When Christian was a young child he remembered his existence before coming to Earth. While that memory left him completely for his early adult life, it spontaneously returned at the age of 30 as Christian took up a meditation practice and went through a personal awakening journey. He also began to have Out of Body Experiences (OBEs). Christian now seeks to remind others in at least a small part of who we really are beneath the human “play.” Christian is the author of the book A Walk in the Physical, which attempts to succinctly describe the larger spiritual context in which we exist and the importance of love in our human journey. 

Email Christian at: awalkinthephysical@gmail.com

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  • Hello, I tried searching for an answer to my question in your blogs, but I don’t see it addressed.

    I came into this world naturally standoffish and I am having trouble reconciling two competing facets of an unintegrated vibration.

    Interacting with people takes energy from me. It’s unpleasant. At the same time, I care very much about how other people feel and I don’t want to do anything to make them feel bad.

    If I prioritize my wellbeing, I ignore other people and give off the impression that I am unfriendly or I don’t like them.

    If I prioritize others’ wellbeing, I hemorrhage energy interacting with them and being engaging and friendly.

    I would love to hear your thoughts.

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    • Hello Tamara! Navigating these types of competing “axes” is exactly what the human experience is about. Loving intent may possibly choose either “direction,” depending on the circumstance. Both being good to others, and also honoring and caring for ourselves, are important (in the latter, one point to note is that you can be of better service to the world when you are rejuvenated and strong). We should try to use a “quality of intent” as we decide when and how to choose either “direction” at any given time or in any given circumstance: that is, seek to authentically act from peace, love, and acceptance, rather than fear or ego (and sometimes a sense of obligation to choose one or the other arises from ego and fear). When we act from peace and right intention, sometimes we may even find that we might be able to choose to represent both directions simultaneously; sometimes we find that we are not so limited as it seemed. Meanwhile there is great value in having to make these choices within these “competing” axes- do your best in any given moment, and as you do so, sense that you are completely free as you make either choice. Much love sister! Also here is a blog post that may be pertinent: https://awalkinthephysical.com/2018/05/22/loving-intent-transcends-all-axes/

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      • Tamara,

        Well you have perhaps already solved the issue you expressed having difficulty with, upon reading it, it became immediately apparent to me that there is an inbuilt anomaly which is being overlooked..

        It is actually an erroneous assumption to conclude that interaction with other people somehow siphons all for’steals’ your energy from you.. well this may be felt to be subjectively true, it is not in fact what is actually occurring.

        The truth of the matter is that, due to your own deep, indwelling fear, you yourself generate a friction within your energy field which, as you describe, usurps or steals your energy. You are the one who is doing this, in spite of the fact that it appears to be others. And the reason you are doing it is because of a futile attempt to defend yourself, if not consciously, then preconsciously

        As death and dying researcher Elizabeth Cooper Ross has astutely noted, there are only two states of being in the world, love and fear, and we cannot be in both States simultaneously. Either one or another prevails at any given moment.

        Love is an openness, a non-defended state in which we are in direct contact with the universe and all within it. Well, true, this can invite painful or challenging experiences, it is not, in itself, a destructive or potentially destructive condition. What is a destructive or potentially destructive position is the spiritually tense and uptight hypervigilance which causes us to walk through life on eggshells, ever attempting to avoid that which is threatening or uncomfortable.

        It would be far better for you and your future journey to find it within yourself to open, expand, and allow life to enter you, almost in the sense as a woman opens herself to her man, rather than living in this every shrinking self-preservational illusion.

        I wish you well in this endeavor.

        JM

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  • I thought I was the only one in the world who remembers life before birth. I thought I was crazy. I’ve been told since I could talk that it is my imagination. Now that I know I’m not crazy, I’m not sure where to go from here. Once I saw your interview with Passion Harvest, I felt a very strong pull to reach out to whoever would listen. I didn’t know where else to go, or what to do now. But I can feel “it” calling me; whatever “it” is; a drive, a purpose, a being?

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    • Hello sister Alyssa! Great to interact with you while we are here in this place (we made it!). 😉 You are definitely not crazy. I didn’t share my PBE for about the first 7 or 8 years after the memory returned to me, just because, of course, our society doesn’t quite understand at this time. Since I shared though I’ve probably met 30 or 40 others who have similar pre-birth memories- so we are definitely not alone. 🙂 That is wonderful you are feeling the “calling”- please let me know if you sense if there is anything I can to do help. If you’d like you can also reach out privately by email at “awalkinthephysical@gmail.com”. Take care, and have a great day being human today!

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    • If you’re still looking for people to connect with, you can also email me (ambyrle at gmail.com). I recently went through some difficult circumstances and at a pivotal moment of finality, I thought, “There’s nothing left that I can do or try, so here comes the grief, despair, and hopelessness that I’ve been fighting so hard to prevent.” I just let go, stopped fighting, became receptive, and experienced the exact opposite of what I was expecting. Basically, the veil Christian talks about was lifted for like, 3 seconds, and I saw/understood everything. That was a couple months ago and I’m still trying to unpack/process it. The first thing I did was start listening to audiobooks about spirituality all day, every day, looking for things that matched what I’d seen. The books by Dr. Newton about life between lives were spot-on. I still struggle with feeling like I’m crazy. NO ONE in my life is into anything like this. I’ve only hinted at it with anyone. I haven’t been able to go into detail about what I’ve discovered (especially about my personal journey) with anyone because it just wouldn’t resonate with them. I was also shown my purpose and am working toward that, which I think will eventually lead to being part of a community of like minds, but it’s difficult right now not being able to talk to the people I’m closest to about it.

      Christian: I watched your interview with Wisdom Soup on YouTube and every time you explained why you couldn’t answer/describe something, I wanted so badly to be able to tell you, “DUDE I KNOW RIGHT.” Let me just say, I totally get it. I kept laughing (affectionately) at people questions and thinking, “They want words, lol. There are no words!!” Also: because it was necessary for the goal of this incarnation, I was born with the veil incredibly thin and you’re right, it makes everything so much harder, and I’m not sure it’s possible to explain why to people who haven’t felt it. I was basically suicidal the whole time I was growing up because being here was so freaking painful. I constantly thought, “It’s so heavy here, everyone is so horrible to each other, everything is wrong here, I just want to go back.” I didn’t think too deeply about what “back” meant; I just remember feeling that so strongly. Death as a concept never even registered with me. I fell asleep every night praying the same thing, “God, please let me not wake up here in the morning. Please let me come home.” I know that all sounds pretty awful in homo sapien terms, but I think you’ll understand. I don’t pray for that anymore. I understand the blessing now 🙂 I feel like I was actually born at that awakening moment I described above and now I’m excited about everything. I’ve only just begun to do what I came here to do. I don’t even know what all it is yet, but I know it’s a lot and it’s big and will involve helping a lot of people (which is what I always wanted most). I’m just following Spirit’s guidance and enjoying the ride. I’m even excited about the nightmarish 44 years that got me to this point, ha ha! I understand them now. Anyway, I just wanted you to know that I’ve seen what you’ve seen and I totally grok everything you talk about, especially the stuff for which there are no words. I’ve just recently started meditating using a course from the Monroe Institute (hemi-sync) so I can deepen my connection and gain more clarity about the guidance I receive. You probably have more people to talk to about this stuff these days, but feel free to contact me if you like 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing. It really helped me feel less crazy.

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  • Hi Christian,
    I watched your talk on The JeffMara Show. It was one of the best talks I have heard in many years. As most people I have had so many questions about life and death. I have been on a quest for my entire life searching: 12 step groups, religions, spirituality, astrology etc.

    I just found JeffMaura YouTube a few weeks ago and have been binge watching. A lot of the other talks on JeffMara are really good but your talk provided so much information and answers I have never heard before. You brought together so many concepts and went a step further to provided the “because” to your ideas. You kept saying, ‘because of this, because of that’….Why? “because”….. I felt things click and actually sobbed crying with relieve.

    One of my favorite ideas you explained was that we did not come here to experience pain. You said, we did not contract for pain. We agreed to a contract for certain RESTRAINTS. I also loved your explanation about the veil and the reason there is a veil and furthermore that we actually agreed to the restraints and taking on the veil.

    I have studied christianity, yoga and hinduism which I have never understood the concept of karma or reincarnation. Your talk gave me a completely new perspective on these same ideas that finally allowed me to understand the reasons for such ideas.

    I am so happy your talk created so many new questions. Now, I can go deeper in my search.

    I can not thank you enough.

    Sivapriya

    PS the links on your website to Facebook and Twitter did not take me anywhere. Can you please provide the exact names of your locations there?

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    • Thank you dear Sivapriya for your amazing kindness! I’ll have to check out the FB link- I am just on FB under my name. I don’t have a Twitter account. Your encouragement means a lot. I wish you the very best in your search! And, thank you for being human today! Enjoy it! 🙂

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  • Hi Christian, I found your story intriguing. It’s the first that I’ve heard similar to mine. I don’t remember picking this life, but I do have a very large “window” through the veil and just know a lot of what happens on the other side. My story is that right before I was conceived, my mother had a miscarriage, then I immediately came along. But more than that, is that I was born two months early, at the same time the first baby would have been born, which makes sense as my birthdate is very important to me for many reasons. I totally understand the fighting and wanting to go back. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  • Dear Christian, I recently “found” you on youtube….what you have said has been life changing for me. I can’t thank you enough. You are my very own Christmas present to me!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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  • Hello, Christian. I picked up your story from Nexus Newsfeed and listened to three videos of your pre-birth descriptions. Fascinating. Are you familiar with Welsh psychic Chris Thomas? He wrote 11 books on the human condition from the perspective of a psychic healer. Much of what you talk about dovetails with his material, which is rather extensive. He and his wife had a website at one time when their healing practice was active. It crashed or was hacked and I took it upon myself to gather up all of his information and post it on my website. It is fantastic that you regained your memories and I’d like to extend an invitation for you to investigate more of Chris’s material as it might expand your horizons even further. It is up to you:
    https://cosmic-observation.com/
    I have a collection of his articles, essays, mini-books, phone interviews and video interviews. I also belong to a global group the collaborates on his material (and happenings all over the planet). I have shared your videos with them. Two members of my group know Chris Thomas, personally. One of the things that Chris could do, at one time, was see a person’s “soul origin.”

    I hope I hear from you.

    ~Victoria

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    • Hi, I was actually going through these near death experiences and rebirth thing for while and I came across your streaming session with Guy Lawrence. And I just don’t get it really, I don’t get the part where these beings have to choose where to spawn. Like…. Why does it have to be a place like Earth lifetime after lifetime? Like…. How is the experience supposed to be good and fruitful in a place where conflict, ignorance and scarcity exists? Do these beings go anywhere on another planet? Also, why is this veil is so important and why do most people become unable to break through it? How do they know what they’re supposed to do about their when they know almost nothing due to the veil and therefore aren’t in control? Like for me… It is complete perfect deprivation, suffocation and isolation and I literally feel like the male version of Greek mythology Cassandra. I also feel like I’m a character in a very slowly unraveling horror thriller movie that has no horror themes but existential horrors that I only face in silence because whenever I try to include anyone in it they just dismiss it.
      If there’s no problem on the other side that is supposed to be heaven then should it be really be called heaven at all? I mean surely they’d find more experience there than on Earth. Another thing is that there’s this possibility of failure, Or even a futile life where I could die as soon as I’m born due to external complications or even before that like in your case due to fear.
      There’s also the issue of not accepting powerlessness but at the same time I’m acknowledging reality because I frankly feel like I’m cornered by reality and I want to bypass that but unfortunately I’m Middle Eastern. I’m not trying to dismiss anything I’m just trying to make sense out of the common things between various accounts of reincarnation and near-death experiences for myself. If these people are used to not having problems on the other side, Why are they causing them and sabotaging other people’s experiences and completely desensitizing them? Another thing besides this point is that I’m not overly trusting with spirituality because one of the main issues with humans is their capacity of compulsive lying with the materialistic motives or need for attention which degrades their authenticity as a race in general. I also feel confused about the variety of near death experience accounts that are based on various religions for some reason, Like…. Is there various Afterlife factions?

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  • Hi, I was actually going through these near death experiences and rebirth thing for while and I came across your streaming session with Guy Lawrence. And I just don’t get it really, I don’t get the part where these beings have to choose where to spawn. Like…. Why does it have to be a place like Earth lifetime after lifetime? Like…. How is the experience supposed to be good and fruitful in a place where conflict, ignorance and scarcity exists? Do these beings go anywhere on another planet? Also, why is this veil is so important and why do most people become unable to break through it? How do they know what they’re supposed to do about their when they know almost nothing due to the veil and therefore aren’t in control? Like for me… It is complete perfect deprivation, suffocation and isolation and I literally feel like the male version of Greek mythology Cassandra. I also feel like I’m a character in horror thriller that has no horror themes but existential horrors that I only face in silence because whenever I try to include anyone in it they just dismiss it.
    If there’s no problem on the other side that is supposed to be heaven then should it be really be called heaven at all? I mean surely they’d find more experience there than on Earth. Another thing is that there’s this possibility of failure, Or even a futile life where I could die as soon as I’m born due to external complications or even before that like in your case due to fear.
    There’s also the issue of not accepting powerlessness but at the same time I’m acknowledging reality because I frankly feel like I’m cornered by reality. I’m not trying to dismiss anything I’m just trying to make sense out of the common things between various accounts of reincarnation and near-death experiences for myself. If these people are used to not having problems on the other side, Why are they causing them and sabotaging other people’s experiences and completely desensitizing them? Another thing besides this point is that I’m not overly trusting with spirituality because one of the main issues with humans is their capacity of compulsive lying with the materialistic motives or need for attention which degrades their authenticity as a race in general. I also feel confused about the variety of near experience accounts that are based on various religions for some reason, Like…. Is there various Afterlife factions?

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    • ‘Source’ is The Absolute. Consciousness is the experience of Knowing It Self. ‘Ego’ what is it? If there is ‘ego’ it is only that which tries to over-ride Consciousness because It has forgotten It Self. That is the so called veil.(It likes to play hide and seek!) Know (thy) Self. There is only Consciousness, Awareness experiencing It Self, and ‘you’ ARE THAT!

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    • Consciousness does not require ego to exist, ego requires consciousness to exist. 🙂 I feel that Source is ultimate consciousness, ultimate Isness- and that transcends ego, because it transcends all fear and the illusion of separation that might give rise to fear. (Ego arises from fear.)

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  • I came across one of your interviews and it is fascinating to me. I myself have experienced a small level of out of body experiences which intrigue me but when it happens I seem to exist in a slightly different version reality. For instance, one time I was floating in my room but the wardrobe was in a different place. Anyhow, I hope you can help me to further understand the bigger picture about ‘what is it all about’ by answering a few of my (weird?) questions:

    1. What role do you think animals play? Did they choose to be here just like us in order to grow their sole?

    2. Kind of the same question for all living things including plants for example, does every organic thing have a purpose?

    3. What is the end goal? Is there a point in which you can grow no more as a human and no longer return to the physical world?

    4. What about humans who have no chance to grow, such as a baby that only lives for a few months? Was that by choice, as in the sole/spirit attached decided it can’t cope with the choice it agreed to make?

    Thank you for taking your time out to answer me.

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    • Hello sir! I speak to several of these questions in my book (which is available for free on the book page of this site), see Part 3 Q&A. Meanwhile I’ll just make some brief comments to your four questions here, and paste a few quick excerpts:

      What role do you think animals play? Did they choose to be here just like us in order to grow their sole?
      (1.) We aren’t human or animal; we are spirit (consciousness) that has the experience of being human or animal. So while the experience of being human or animal are very different experiences, there is not a fundamental distinction between the two. (Yes, they choose to be here just like us.)

      Kind of the same question for all living things including plants for example, does every organic thing have a purpose?
      (2.) All experience has purpose. And experience is not limited to just this organic thing or that, though they are very different forms of experience. From Part 3:
      Q: Do all beings have a soul? What’s the cutoff for souls? Plants? Mold? Bacteria?
      Bodies don’t have souls, souls have bodily experiences. Think of consciousness as the fundamental substrate, which transcends form. It can then utilize (or “be”) various forms within creations of form that exist within itself; and the extent to which it can utilize those forms – have the experience of being them and growing experientially through them – depends heavily on the nature of the form and the rule-set of its local reality. So for instance a human with a brain is capable of a much different cognitive and intellectual experience than, say, a mouse. But spirit can be (is) the mouse, too, and can experience the universe from that very different perspective. Indeed, spirit is experiencing every aspect of its Creation, in this universe and beyond, and it is all Life. What we tend to think of as “alive” is an extremely narrow definition, since we tend to think of Life only as a physical form, whereas in fact consciousness itself is not physical but contains all physical forms within itself.

      What is the end goal? Is there a point in which you can grow no more as a human and no longer return to the physical world?
      (3.) From Part 3:
      Q: What is the purpose of reincarnating over and over again? What is the point? What is the end game?
      The expansion of joy and love – the expansion of Beingness – is its own lasting reward. The soul develops as it integrates experience, and various experiences yield various opportunities which ultimately serve that expansion of joy and love. The processing and overcoming of fear is synonymous with the expansion of love. Incarnation offers opportunities of perspective, growth opportunities, and opportunities to integrate fear or express love. Regarding an “end game”: The human mind, which perceives reality as being linear, tends to want to understand a “beginning” and “end,” but Beingness has no beginning, and it creates as it so chooses in an ever-evolving symphony of expansion and refinement.

      What about humans who have no chance to grow, such as a baby that only lives for a few months? Was that by choice, as in the sole/spirit attached decided it can’t cope with the choice it agreed to make?
      (4.) All experience is valuable. Sometimes a very short physical experience is by choice (whether by pre-plan or by choice to reject it once here)- and even if it is short, it may be very high value, indeed! We humans tend to have a very narrow and conditioned understanding about what “accomplishment” means- but to the spirit, the ability to have experience, and to experience and express love even in simple brief interactions, is powerful and meaningful.

      I hope that helps sir!

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      • Christian, many thanks for replying. I struggle to find answers in today’s society as we all seem to be overwhelmed with day to day activities. As you have very much covered my questions above I am going to invest in your book (something I really never normally do), as I can spend forever coming up with more questions.

        One other question if you don’t mind, as I think it is fundamentally important for me to understand the wider picture:

        To use a computer game analogy, do you ‘level up’ as you gain more and more experience? Taking the spirit guides as an example, are they on a higher plane?

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      • Crudely speaking, yes, we “level up” as we gain more and more experience. And, especially as we play on harder difficulty levels. We grow or evolve in certain “qualities”- and often our spirit guides are those who excel at certain qualities that might be helpful for us. Guides also have a “vantage point” that we as characters in the game generally don’t have at the moment (from the game character’s level anyway).

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  • Dear Christian,
    I came across an interview with you on YouTube. Thank you so much for sharing!!!
    Listening to you immediately increased compassion and appreciation for myself! More than 6 decades
    and I’m still here 🙂 inspite of many ego spaces I seemed to be lost in (struggle, resistance …).
    Now I’ve the best time in my life after getting to “know” Salvador (a group of light beings channeled by
    Christiane Hannsmann). I love doing exercises and meditations. I’m becoming more and more aware
    that I’m home in the physical AND the spiritual world in the NOW moment (not easy to explain in words).
    Have a great time in 2022!!!

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  • Hi Christian,
    I read your book, almost the whole thing in one day this past Monday Jan. 3rd, after watching an interview you gave on YouTube. The interview was really fascinating so I felt compelled to read the book as well. While I have no memories of pre-birth or OBEs/NDEs, I certainly ascribe to the beliefs that you have noted in your book. I do believe we come from a place of Love and it’s what our essence is really all about. I wish I could experience something profound and wonderful that many folks such as yourself have and I am absolutely open to having occurrences of the like. I have had a few odd unexplainable things happen over the years, but nothing intense or life-altering by any means. I meditate, well try to anyway, but maybe one day with continued practice, I can hope to experience a “glimpse”. But I digress. Reading your book has had an interesting effect on me. When I started reading it on Monday- and have since gone back to read additional sections and re-read others, my heart seems to swell! It’s like my soul is getting joy from reading this or something. I can be in the most neutral mood and suddenly, my solar plexus to mid-chest area are…giddy? I’m not sure how else to explain it, but it is an enjoyable feeling so I try to hold onto it and meditate right after reading, just focus on that area of my body and the feeling, (which is a challenge because my mind loves to wander and chatter incessantly and blah blah blah…). I can only assume that on a spirit level, (on an unconsciously conscious level?) what you say in your book is resonating within me. I wish I could remember something- anything(!) about being in spirit but the veil is strong with this one- I must have made them promise to keep it like a steel trap or something, haha!
    Anyway, I just wanted to share my thoughts and experience reading your book and watching your interview. You are doing great things by spreading this message, I am grateful I found it. Thank you!

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  • Hi Christian,
    I read your book, almost the whole thing in one day this past Monday Jan. 3rd, after watching an interview you gave on YouTube. The interview was really fascinating so I felt compelled to read the book as well. While I have no memories of pre-birth or OBEs/NDEs, I still ascribe to the beliefs you have noted in your book. I do believe we come from a place of Love and it’s what our essence is all about. I wish I could experience something profound and wonderful that many folks such as yourself have experienced and I am absolutely open to having occurrences of the like. I have had a few odd unexplainable things happen over the years, but nothing intense or life-altering by any means. I meditate, well try to anyway, so hopefully one day with continued practice, I can experience a “glimpse”. But I digress. Reading your book has had an interesting effect on me. When I started reading it on Monday (and I have since gone back to read additional sections and re-read others) my heart seems to swell! It’s like my soul is getting joy from reading this or something. I can be in the most neutral mood and as soon as I begin to read, my solar plexus to mid-chest area are…giddy? I’m not sure how else to explain it, but it is an enjoyable feeling so I try to hold onto it and meditate right after, just focus on that section of my body and the feeling, (which is a challenge because my mind loves to wander and chatter incessantly and blah blah blah…). I can only assume that on a spirit level, (on an unconsciously conscious level?) What you speak of in your book is resonating within me. I wish I could remember something -anything (!) about being in spirit but the veil is strong with this one- I must have made them promise to keep it like a steel trap, haha!
    Anyway, I just wanted to share my thoughts and experience reading your book. You are doing great things by sharing this message. I am grateful I found it. Thank you!

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  • My dear brother Christian,
    I just had to send you an email. Do you know what a gift you are? Do you have any idea at all? I want to thank you sincerely from my heart, for putting yourself out there. I just love you to pieces….it is hard for me to find the words to express how much you and your words have affected me…what a gift…what a blessing to all of us ‘journey men’….you are like morsels of food to the starving…I truly love you, and can’t thank you enough for sharing YOU with the world…we need you! Much love and blessings to you and your loved ones….peace…Your sister, Dianna

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  • A note to Joseph Marcello (who posted a comment on 15th September 2021, above). Just a quick correction: the researcher you mentioned was actually called Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (and NOT Elizabeth Cooper Ross, as you wrote; she spelt her first name with an S [EliSabeth, not EliZabeth], and her surname was Kubler-Ross [with a German ‘umlaut’ accent over the letter ‘u’], not ‘Cooper Ross’.

    She was a Swiss-American psychiatrist.

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  • Dear Christian,

    I recently watched your interview (and also Akerke’s) on Melissa’s Love Covered Life Podcast and was deeply moved and inspired by all of you to discover my true self and live the rest of my life with a higher consciousness.

    I assume you must be terribly busy, but I hope that you could help me with one big dilemma I have on the spiritual path:

    Regarding the larger reality, in which we actually all come from the same source and are “one”, and how we are in fact all connected, everyone is a part of everyone else, no matter what shape or form…that is, I am no different from that annoying fly I just swatted and killed or the chicken whose eggs I am taking to eat, or the faceless beef I had for lunch. Although I find my perspectives changing and I have always been respectful to nature (though now I appreciate the many wonders of nature and life more than I did before), I am not there yet that I can feel that I LOVE everyone and every living thing. For about two years I had been trying to eat mostly vegetables and eliminate meat consumption for health AND animals, but it did not really work as well as I had hoped. The vegan or vegetarian diet gave me some uncomfortable symptoms that I did not expect, and sufficient protein intake is tricky as I get older and develop allergies and sensitivity to some commonly used plant-based sources like nuts and beans.

    My dilemma is: Is it a contradiction to live the “human way of life” while we are on this planet, which entails killing pests (I fear most insects but will generally leave them alone unless they won’t leave me alone!), eat organic products (animals AND plants for that matter) for nutrition at the same time as we try to embark on the “spiritual journey”? How does one reconcile these two apparently opposing “states of being”, if they are reconcilable at all?

    I would appreciate some guidance if you have the answer, or even just your personal thoughts on this issue.

    Thank you so much, and I look forward to hearing from you! 💗

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    • Thank you for your kindness Tricia! Your question is personal but I’ll just share a few thoughts. As with so many elements of the human experience, I feel your question comes down: quality of intent (love vs fear). That is, I feel we need to be honest with ourselves and discerning about why we are making the choices we are- including choices about diet, or removing pests. A few years ago my family discovered we had head lice- and I thought about what it meant that I was killing these pests. But, I felt even with calm clarity that removing them was appropriate for the care of my family’s health- we are human right now, after all, and I feel it is reasonable to say we do not need to tolerate parasites. We do need to be discerning, and indeed we should make the best choice we can for the well being of all other living things- but also, this is a big “play”- and we are free to make the choices we will on the stage concerning other participants. In other words, I feel it is OK to be reasonable in these decisions (while staying vigilant that “being reasonable” is not just the ego’s latest excuse). I hope that helps at least a bit!

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